Still being printed in printing-house, the 11th issue of the Supreme Court Bulletin is already available for reading in electronic form. The bulletin is expected eagerly, as in includes materials from the international conference “Commercial Law in Baltic Legal Space” dedicated to the 150th anniversary of August Loeber.

Number of interested listeners, who wanted to visit the conference organised by the Supreme Court on 11 September, exceeded the possible one, that’s why the Bulletin provides an opportunity to read all reports presented at the conference. Reports on topical issues in field of commercial law were presented by judges of Supreme Courts of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – Aigars Strupiss presented the report on invalidation of decisions adopted in meetings of participants of limited liability companies; Zane Petersone – on non-pecuniary damage to legal entity; Gediminas Sagatys – on case-law of the Supreme Court of Lithuania in field of contractual law; Jaana Lints – on interaction between CMR Convention and Estonian domestic laws. Reports presented at the historical part of the conference, which were dedicated to August Loeber, the founder of Latvian trade law,  and contribution of Baltic German lawyers, inter alia, Loeber’s family, to Latvian legal culture.

Section on legal thoughts included in the Bulletin bears legal importance, as it comprises reports of judges of the Supreme Court presented at international conferences abroad and in Latvia, and in other events, and legal publications. On Media Day, Edite Vernusa, the Chair of the Department, told the journalists about topical issues in claims filed against media for defamation and injuring of honour and dignity – this report may be read in the Bulletin.  Insight into new initiatives of communication of Latvian courts, provided by Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe held in Croatia, report by Dace Mita, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, on cases of stateless persons and non-citizens in Latvian courts, reports by the judge Jautrite Briede on separation of administrative acts and political decisions and on disclosure of confidential information at disposal of public administration in public interest, and the report by Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases, on role of and challenges met by administrative courts in protection of human rights in Latvia – these reports presented at different conferences are also published in the Bulletin.

It is also interesting and useful to read about experience of judges and employees of the Supreme Court acquired in business trips and international projects.

Section on case-law included in the Bulletin contains explanations by departments of the Supreme Court regarding procedural issues – the Department of Administrative Cases explains necessity of copies of documents, when filing documents in electronic form and the Department of Civil Cases turns the attention to special provisions of representation in cassation instance. Summaries and conclusions of four compilations of court rulings are also published.  

The Bulletin also contains other information on the Supreme Court and the Council for the Judiciary, and brief historical overview to 20 years of cassation instance.  

The Bulletin of the Supreme Court has been published twice a year. It has been sent to all Latvian courts and other institutions of the system of justice; it has been also sent to libraries and Faculties of Law of universities, and published on the web site of the Supreme Court www.at.gov.lv.

The Bulletin is available in Latvian language here

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211